Monday greetings. We’ve got a veritable cornucopia of security news morsels on I4S today, so tuck in. Tuck in!
Here are some of them things (where ‘things’ = exciting and informative security news items).
Have you ever wanted to know what the best read stories on info4security during January 2010 were? Well, here’s your chance to find out.
What about some information about intruder alarm-style things? Here’s Ray Le Monde on why intruder alarms benefit the police; and Klaxon has been integrated into Texecom.
Hey, registrations are open for IFSEC 2010. It’s free and all.
You like videos? Here is some information on Axis’ new thermal network cameras. Wonderful.
Apprenticeships are useful things. Here is a useful thing about them.
The security industry seems to attract Baronesses like a positively charged magnet attracts a negatively charged magnet. It’s only gone and happened again. Wow!
Will you be in London on Friday February 12? Yes? In that case, you should attend this thing.
Hello. It’s another one of those weekly digests where I pretend to be working hard in the office when, in actual fact, I have the day off. But let’s pretend it’s all normal and stuff, eh?
This week we had a lot of people interested in reading our story about the would-be assassin with the explosives hidden just inside the back door, so to speak. Ow.
Sticking to that particular zone, we also featured some knife-proof security long johns. Stylish!
New to the site is our latest Bench Test – it focuses on Samsung Techwin’s SPD-3750T dome camera. Check that thing out, why dontcha?
Yesterday the SIA said it was introducing new qualifications next year which would be linked to licensing. Interesting.
It’s also been a bit of a high-tech, futuristic week. We’ve had a new surveillance robot; some RATS in space; and a thermal look at the side of the moon Pink Floyd professed an interest in. Exciting!
I’m off to relax in my jacuzzi with a bevy of bikini-clad lovelies, somewhere in my secret lair on an island or a volcano or something. I’ll see you, in particular, next week.
It’s time for a high-speed run-through of the latest and possibly greatest security news happenings and whatnot. Yes, it is!
Let’s begin with this thermal camera, which has been looking at the far side of the moon. How about that, eh? Pretty impressive stuff. It’s only a matter of time before they catch someone over there doing some moon graffiti or defacing moon bus shelters or something. Isn’t it? It is.
Then! It’s time to hear about BT Redcare’s price freeze decision. What’s being frozen? Prices on analogue circuits. When? Find out! (To find out, please click on the link to the story.)
Chargecrest has gone ahead and merged strategically; a meeting has been organised for some door supervisors; and Canon is looking to get itself a sweet 10 per cent of the Indian security market.
And in case you missed it yesterday: security underwear.
Today’s spectacular missive filled with security newsology – this very thing here! – leads with an article that asks: Can UK security managers really hope to do anything to stop terrorists? Written by Alan Cain, it’s a thought-provoking and detailed piece.
We’ve also got a story about Paxton providing access control software for unknown football club Manchester United. Let’s hope it brings these plucky underdogs some luck!
There are also new BT Redcare products available; a thermal CCTV installation providing cost savings at a power station; and the biometrics sector signing up for National Occupational Standards.
We’re drawing to a close in our CCTV End User Survey – complete it now for your chance to win 200 smackers (pounds) worth of Marks and Spencer vouchers.
And if you haven’t entered the 2009 Security Excellence Awards, well – don’t be surprised if you are shunned by your colleagues and family once word gets out. I’m just sayin’, is all.